Ian started his professional industrial career in the field of Applied Electromagnetics following jobs in telecoms, missile engineering and academia. He quickly became a nationally known and later an internationally known expert in the field of Applied Electromagnetics and was responsible for initiating some and driving forward many developments which placed BAE Systems and the UK at the forefront of the field, of Applied Electromagnetics in aviation.
Following a Company sponsored, part-time, MBA programme in my mid-forties, he was offered a range of opportunities which involved the formulation and implementation of strategy on a range of issues. These opportunities usually involved establishing the agreement of Directors.
More recently he was invited to serve as a founding member on a Technology Board created and chaired by the then, Managing Director of BAE Systems (excluding the US business).